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Apply to the 2020-2021 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

August 15, 2019

Apply to the 2020-2021 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

Are you an outstanding STEM teacher?

Do you want to learn and grow as an educational leader?

Are you eager for a chance to make a difference and have an impact at the national level?

 

Fellows spend eleven months working in a Federal agency or in a Congressional office. Current sponsoring agencies include the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Library of Congress (LOC), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

Fellows receive:

  • A monthly living stipend of $7,500.
  • A travel allowance of up to $5,000 for approved travel related to their host agencies and approved professional development opportunities.
  • An education allowance of up to $1,000 for approved educational expenses aligned with the Fellows’ individual professional development plans.
  • Reimbursement for moving/relocations expenses up to $3,500 for Fellows relocating from outside of the Washington, DC, area.
  • Einstein Fellows are eligible to receive a stipend of up to $550 per month (individual plan) or $1,300 per month (family plan) to offset the cost of health insurance.

Eligibility for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program requires that all applicants:

  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of applying (by the November 14, 2019 application deadline).
  • Have a minimum of five complete years of full-time classroom teaching experience prior to submitting the application. Student teaching does not count toward this minimum full-time teaching requirement.
  • Have been teaching full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school for at least five of the last seven years in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline. Current employment may be as an educator or district official.
  • Be currently employed full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school or school district in the U.S.
  • Be able to provide a letter of recommendation from a school district official as one of their three required letters of recommendation.
  • Be able to obtain a leave of absence from teaching in order to participate in the program for the full eleven months.

Additional Information

Additional information about the program, including a complete list of the eligibility requirements, program benefits, application requirements, and access to the online application system may be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/einstein/How-to-Apply